This is what I sent the UUpdater a moment ago:
I would like to be removed from consideration for the UU Blog Awards.
While I appreciate the notion (and the continuing effort of UUpdates.net), the only justification for awards is to celebrate and encourage excellence. Yet this system, lacking established standards and a clear voting mechanism, quickly boils into a popularity contest and that’s more likely to harm the blogger ecology and discourage new efforts, even if only subtly. Given a choice, I’d rather let me writing be what it is and let each reader decide its quality or usefulness in the moment.
In case anyone else was thinking the same thing.